What’s on MPR News today? 11/16/17

Thursday November 16, 2017

9 a.m.- MPR News with Kerri Miller
The 2017 Ground Level Survey found that more than half of Minnesotans think the state is on the right track when it comes to providing mental health care.

Guests: MPR News health care reporter Mark Zdechlik; Mark Anderson, executive director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation.

9:20 a.m. – Award-winning author Nate Blakeslee discusses “American Wolf,” a story on a nationally beloved wolf, an alpha female named O-Six.

10 a.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson
The latest on the GOP tax plan. Democrats call it a ”con job on the American people.” Senate Republicans want to do away with a key piece of the Affordable Care Act as part of their tax plan. Where does the GOP tax plan stand? Is it still just a tax plan?

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
Counter Stories, our regular conversation about the issues of the day through the lens of race, identity and social justice. Panelists:
Hlee Lee, a media artist; Don Eubanks, assistant professor at Metropolitan State University; Anthony Galloway, owner, Umoja Consulting;
Luz Maria Frias, President & CEO of YWCA Minneapolis.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From former NPR host Neal Conan’s “Truth, Politics and Power” series: a program on tax reform. The economic and political history of the federal tax system. How our tax system evolved, and why.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
President Trump rallies Congress around his plan to exchange health care coverage for tax breaks for higher income individuals and corporations; An interview with the editor of the Washington Post about the hostile climate for journalists; and a Prince tribute band.